What is coming up next in the case of missing Gabriel Johnson? Short of Gabriel ‘miraculously’ showing up on a street corner in someone’s arms- or short of his anonymous drop-off at a church, hospital, or fire station as consistently suggested by his alleged father- or short of any number of other possibilities, then what’s next will be Law Enforcement’s release of the illuminating ‘discovery’ to the news media.
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, the ‘discovery’ as it relates to criminal proceedings underscores the defense’s right to access ‘evidence to prepare its own case’. It is a disclosure of information that was up until that time unknown or hidden. It is a conglomeration of data in the forms of documents, depositions, interrogatories, admissions (confessions), recordings, and cell-phone data- given to the defense upon the defense’s requests or subpoenaed by the defense.
The ‘discovery’ in regard to the case of missing Gabriel Johnson will be a revelation to the public in that certain information, as in any criminal case, was withheld from public knowledge for the protection of the two conjoined investigations of homicide and missing person. For example, a so-called journal belonging to Baby Gabriel’s mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was revealed by CBS5 News affiliate KPHO in late March. The fact that this ‘journal’ was not revealed to news media, and ultimately the public, soon after Gabriel went missing indicates that it may be part of the ‘discovery’ and was ‘let out of the bag’ too soon.
The ‘journal’ could be a prelude to many significant and possibly surprising revelations about the case of missing Gabriel Johnson once the ‘discovery’ is revealed to the news media. Whenever that may be.
Elizabeth Johnson, who has been condemned by many people for telling the alleged father Logan McQueary that she killed her son, sits in jail on a cash-only $1.1 million-dollar-bond. She is in one of America’s toughest jails under the thumb of self-proclaimed America’s toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio.
Yet, evidence points to Gabriel being alive. There were no signs of homicide in the vehicle that Johnson drove from Tempe Arizona to San Antonio Texas with Gabriel. Nor were there such signs in the hotel room she and Gabriel stayed in. And, although Johnson said, in a heated text message to McQueary, that she’d put the body inside a diaper bag and thrown it away, a three-week landfill search did not turn up a body or signs of homicide. Her story to Law Enforcement has been consistent since she first told it- she gave Gabriel to a couple whom she trusted in a park.
In a nation that promises belief in innocence until guilt is proven, Johnson has thus far been given the short end of the stick. Although the lynch-mob mentality has since been reduced in volume due to some mob constituents defecting to the ‘undecideds’ or growing group of Johnson supporters, it still remains. And that mentality could blind the mob to the possibility of Johnson’s innocence. Up until her tumultuous relationship with McQueary, Johnson has always been ‘a good girl’. Listen to her jailhouse interview with CBS5 News affiliate KPHO with fresh ears and see what you think.
Sources: Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 466; wikipedia.org ‘Discovery_Law’; KPHO ‘Baby Gabriel’s Dad: We Will Find Him’; KPHO ‘Baby Gabriel’s Mom Speaks With CBS 5 News’;
Elizabeth Johnson Shocker: She Agreed to Return Home with Baby Gabriel;
Missing Baby Gabriel Mom Elizabeth Johnson Directive, “I Don’t Want an Autopsy.”;
Baby Gabriel Mom Elizabeth Johnson Suicide Risk- Began Hunger Strike 7 Days Before Nutraloaf Punishment;
Elizabeth Johnson’s Bombshell Admission to Tammi Smith About Baby Gabriel Paternity;
Elizabeth Johnson Has a Story to Tell; Why She Doesn’t Want Logan to Have Baby Gabriel;
Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson: $Donations Go to Search; Background Checks Cost Money, Says McQueary;
What’s with Jack & Tammi Smith? All They Want to Do is Find Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson?;
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